21 to Zip Day 1 Recap – Sunday Dinner and Acquired Tastes

21 to Zip Day 1 Recap – Sunday Dinner and Acquired Tastes

Hey Yall!

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

We had our first Sunday dinner yesterday! What a great time. The thought of Sunday dinners popped into my head last week when I realized how bad Jason and I are at letting weeks and even months pass without seeing our family and friends face to face. I figured if we had a constant like Sunday dinner that people could come to every weekend, we are sure to keep in touch!

Yesterday’s attendees were Jason’s mom, my mom, Jason’s brother Andy (who could pass for his twin), our next door neighbors Anne and Larry, and our good friends Kathleen and Daniel. Everyone brought a dish and we just hung out and laughed all afternoon. So fun. An afternoon of blessings for sure.

And to top things off, I stayed on track!

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There were definitely a few temptations like squash casserole and mac n cheese. But this is just 21 days! I can have squash casserole after the wedding. I had salad topped with chicken and shrimp with Bolthouse Farms ranch yogurt dressing followed by a cup of black coffee. Probably the biggest bummer was not being able to have a glass of wine with everyone but again, wine will be there after the wedding. Probably right after I would imagine!

Breakfast was overnight oats with chocolate Vega Essentials stirred in.

I had sworn off Vega protein powder after trying the coconut almond Protein and Greens. I also gave the vanilla Protein and Greens a shot too. Yuck. But when Sarah came to visit she assured me that I would feel differently about Vega Essentials. She let me try some of hers in a smoothie and she was right! Completely different! So good. I am definitely hooked. I have already tried all three flavors (mocha, chocolate, and vanilla) and love them all. Surprisingly chocolate is my favorite. (And no I do not work or have any affiliation with Vega).

Did I ever post any pictures of when Sarah was here? Maybe I did but I can’t remember doing it so here they are, maybe again! Those of you with small children will understand how hard it is to get a picture of everyone actually sitting still and smiling….

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I am still just sitting here in awe of the fact that she actually came to visit. Such an amazing time! Love you Sarah!

Lunch was another oatmeal. You know me haha. This one was another bowl of overnight oats with applesauce and dry roasted peanuts. I just fix the two bowls at night before I go to bed and walla! Quick and easy breakfast AND lunch!

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…..and more coffee.

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I had one snack in the afternoon which was seaweed and a mult-green kombucha. I am realizing something about the healthy foods I like. I have acquired a taste for them and this is why it is a rare occasion when someone tries one of my concoctions and actually likes it too. Haha!

I realized this when drinking both the multi-green kombucha and these Daily Greens green juices I have been getting from Costco.

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Yuck the first time around, but not so bad on the second!

When I first tried these, I thought they were gross.  As you probably know, a lot of green juices sold in stores are loaded with sugar and are not even worth the “green”. These are not those haha. Daily Greens definitely taste “healthy”. I even wondered how I was going to finish the rest of them because you all know that when you get things from Costco it’s always in a very large quantity. Well I was determined to finish the green juices because the were not cheap and for whatever reason also kept choosing multi-green again and again when getting a kombucha! I think it’s because we have been sick every since Ryan started school and green things just seem right at the moment.

But now I have totally acquired a taste for the green drinks! I actually really enjoy them now! Isn’t that funny? Having acquired a taste for these drinks that I originally thought were gross made me think that I have probably done this with most of my food that I eat on a regular basis now. And thinking back, I remember the first time I tried plain oatmeal and thought “No way, I can’t do this”. And I used to only eat broccoli in Chinese food!

So if you have a hard time finding healthy foods that you enjoy, a lot of people recommend “Just trying it.” Well, I would say “Just try it……again. And maybe again after that!” We don’t seem to mind acquiring tastes for beer and coffee so why not acquire a taste for something really good for you! Not that coffee and beer don’t have their place 😉

That’s a wrap! How was your Day 1? Or is today Day 1? Either way chime in and give an update.

Have a great Monday yall!

Questions:

Do you have Sunday dinners? 

What is something that you enjoy now that was an acquired taste?

Any favorite fit foods lately?  Please share!

 

 

21 to Zip. Day 1!

21 to Zip. Day 1!

Good morning!

Well Day 1 started out with us missing church and instead making a trip to the doctor for Anna. She has an ear infection. 😦 Poor baby…

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Still smiling though! 

But on a happy note, we are also having our first Sunday dinner at our house today! The idea of Sunday dinners popped into my head earlier this week. Jason and I are BAD about not only being homebodies but also going weeks and weeks without seeing family and friends. I thought Sunday dinner would be a great way to make sure we keep in touch and see each other face to face more often! Not to mention it will ensure that I clean my house enough to be company worthy once a week haha.

BUT even with sick baby and family dinner today I am sticking to the plan!

I had my usual breakfast and lunch today and I have my afternoon snack and salad for tonight planned out. Tomorrow’s post will be the recap.

I am working out in the morning………really.

Here is the overall plan for 21 to Zip:

  • Log all calories into My Fitness Pal (calories set for 2 pounds lost a week).
  • Try my very best to eat mostly vegan (today will not be all vegan).
  • Get 6-7 20 minute workouts in a week.
  • Drink 1 gallon of water daily
  • Check in with you guys daily!

I know I usually state my goals when I do these challenges but for this challenge, I have one solitary goal….

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I am starting to hate this dress. It’s not even the dresses fault but still… 

Zip. The Dress.

Ok, there it is. What is your plan for the next 21 days? Day 1 Recap is tomorrow.

Good luck!

Questions:

What do you want to achieve over the next 21 days?

What is your plan for success?

Are you ready?

 

 

2017 Eclipse! + Day 4 Recap

2017 Eclipse! + Day 4 Recap

Hey Guys!

Happy 2017 eclipse day! Jason and I just experienced it….

It. Was. WILD!!!!

The sun was only 98% covered in our location but it still became noticable cooler and darker. Our outside lights even came on! So weird! But so cool!

My fitness update has never seemed more boring that at this moment.

50 to Zip! Day 4

Yesterday was a win! I was only 90 calories over my limit given to me by My Fitness Pal and my food was 100% vegan. I do not workout on Saturday or Sunday. When you workout,Qu My Fitness Pal adds in the calories you burn during your workout to your daily goal and you get to eat a little more. It’s hard to stay under the limit on days that I don’t workout BUT  stepped on the scale yesterday and I was 9 pounds down! So I am thinking I’m ok even with going over a bit sometimes.

Day 4 Food

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Yep! Wearing the same shirt from Saturday. Old Navy $8. 

Questions:

Did you see the solar eclipse today?

How is fit life?

Catcha later skaters!